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iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 Heat Sink Replacement

Replacing the heat sink in your iMac will keep your processor cool and happy.

Étape 1 Heat Sink  ¶ 

Disconnect the heat sink temperature sensor connector by pulling it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

Étape 1 Heat Sink  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the heat sink temperature sensor connector by pulling it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

Étape 2  ¶ 

Flip the logic board over so it is heat sink side down.

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • Flip the logic board over so it is heat sink side down.

  • If necessary, remove the clear tape covering the heat sink bracket.

Étape 3  ¶ 

Remove the four fine-thread 5 mm T8 Torx screws securing the heat sink to the logic board.

Étape 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the four fine-thread 5 mm T8 Torx screws securing the heat sink to the logic board.

Étape 4  ¶ 

Remove the 4.3 mm T10 Torx screw securing the heat sink to the heat sink bracket.

Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the 4.3 mm T10 Torx screw securing the heat sink to the heat sink bracket.

Étape 5  ¶ 

Gently press the heat sink away from the heat sink bracket to separate it from the logic board. Lift the logic board off the heat sink.

Étape 5  ¶ 

  • Gently press the heat sink away from the heat sink bracket to separate it from the logic board.

  • Lift the logic board off the heat sink.

  • If you need to mount the heat sink back into the iMac, we have a thermal paste guide that makes replacing the thermal compound easy.